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Kindle books - which one?

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CheekyMaleekey Mon 23-Nov-15 22:56:14

I know the Preppers Blueprint is recommended, but which one? Four with that title are listed on my Kindle.

Are there any other good, pref UK, books, please?


DeltaSunrise Tue 24-Nov-15 06:20:33

Marking my place if you don't mind.

I was looking for books last night and found the same thing for the Preppers Blueprint.

I have signed up to Kindle unlimited so itching to download some books.

zombiesarecoming Tue 24-Nov-15 07:49:44

The version of the preppers blueprint I had seen recommended on another thread somewhere was the one by Tess Pennington (hope I have remembered the name correctly)

chilledwarmth Tue 24-Nov-15 07:57:16

How much is the Preppers Blueprint

zombiesarecoming Tue 24-Nov-15 08:05:36

In the UK it is £14.78 on Amazon

In the US it is $19.80 on Amazon

zombiesarecoming Tue 24-Nov-15 08:05:50

Although those prices are for the book rather than a download

chilledwarmth Tue 24-Nov-15 08:18:00


atticusclaw2 Tue 24-Nov-15 08:28:23

I like "The Knowledge - How to rebuild our world from scratch." but it is fairly high level. I now know how refrigerators work and about crop rotation (but that wouldn't do me much good in the short term).

StrawberryTeaLeaf Tue 24-Nov-15 09:34:13

I'm new in here <waves> so apologies in advance for the no-doubt-stupid question.

Are these books kindle books because they haven't been published in hard copy? And, if so, isn't that a bit, erm, silly? People will need to read them after the electricity has gone off and their devices are flat, won't they?

Kacie123 Tue 24-Nov-15 09:39:13

Haha, Strawberry I was thinking the same grin

... And then I realised that Kindles last a good month if you keep them charged, and frankly if we've got to that point then hardback books will be the least of our worries as we'd have starved in our flat.

Now as to where the hell I've put it...

atticusclaw2 Tue 24-Nov-15 09:41:23

Mine is a hard copy precisely for that reason but in general terms lots of the prepping information becomes knowledge just stored in your brain.

I think the real challenge is putting it into practice. I have read about a number of very useful things for an emergency situation but until you've tried it out in practice/mastered the skill then its pretty useless theoretical knowledge.

StrawberryTeaLeaf Tue 24-Nov-15 09:43:35

Oh I see. I use a kindle app on my tablet, so don't know about kindle charging times etc.

StrawberryTeaLeaf Tue 24-Nov-15 09:44:29

I have read about a number of very useful things for an emergency situation but until you've tried it out in practice/mastered the skill then its pretty useless theoretical knowledge

What kind of things Atticus?

Kacie123 Tue 24-Nov-15 09:45:28

I wish Amazon would let you download the kindle version for free after buying the hardback. I can see why they don't but still. first world problem

Kacie123 Tue 24-Nov-15 09:49:55

Yes I agree atticus. It's one thing knowing the theory and another to do it - a bit like reading about how to change a tyre and then having to do it. Things are more fiddly and less easy to handle etc, and throw in a hazardous situation around and it's much harder.

Stratter5 Tue 24-Nov-15 11:58:01

Agree Kacie, it would be useful.

All books that I consider even vaguely helpful are hard copies. Pointless having a book on creating your own alternative power sources if you can't read it because your kindle is flat.

atticusclaw2 Tue 24-Nov-15 15:21:10

All sorts Strawberry. I know how to extract drinkable water from sea water, I know how to make a solar oven, I know how to light a fire with a couple of sticks plus some cotton wool and vaseline, I know how to light a fire with a battery and some wire wool, I know how to filter water using charcoal and sand, I know how to build a solar tube for heat etc etc.

Could I actually do any of these things in practice? God knows. I've never had time to practice any of them!

zombiesarecoming Tue 24-Nov-15 15:57:38

The drinkable water from sea water is something I was going to get around to googling and see what needed to be done, is it easy Atticus or quite involved ?

Stratter5 Tue 24-Nov-15 16:08:57

Isn't that basically a still? You want to boil off the seawater, and collect the condensation?

zombiesarecoming Tue 24-Nov-15 16:25:34

That's how I would have guessed it was done, just haven't got round to looking it up for definite, although I am sure there are much better uses for a still until the SHTF and it is needed for water

zombiesarecoming Tue 24-Nov-15 16:31:36

Presumably you are also then left with the salt for preserving / curing meats and things as well

atticusclaw2 Tue 24-Nov-15 17:22:40

Yes basically, boil it off, set up the jars and let the condensation drip off. The most basic method with a fire seems to be a pan full of sea water with an empty glass placed in the middle. Turn the saucepan lid upside down and the water will condensed and run down the pan lid and into the glass. It can also be done with a pot in the sun and cling film or a sheet of glass.

I've never worked out why they don't do it on that Bear Grylls Island thing where he leaves them on the island to get on with it for six weeks.

zombiesarecoming Tue 24-Nov-15 17:28:19

Think Bear Grylls did something similar in an episode I saw the other week when he was in the desert, it was a hole in the sand covered in polythene with a bucket full of piss which condensed onto the polythene and the water out of it dropped back down into the pot for collecting

atticusclaw2 Tue 24-Nov-15 18:32:31

Ah well there you go, I could hone that skill by peeing in a pot and leaving it on the patio. That'll help get DH on side with prepping hmm grin

Kacie123 Tue 24-Nov-15 18:41:38


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